This inner city site, unusual in its size with an adjacent vacant block inclusive on the title, provided a fantastic development opportunity for the owners. As a couple with a well established art framing business and a passion for art, it also provided an opportunity for the home to be extended to become a gallery for their extensive and eclectic art collection. The existing terrace, the first in the longest intact heritage listed terrace row in the City of Sydney - Tamworth Terrace - presented a challenging planning exercise. However, the carefully considered yet ambitious design for the proposed infill was well received and supported by the City of Sydney Council. This new structure, addressing William Street, accommodates both on-site parking and a single one-bed apartment above, is dressed in a custom metal screen. The brief to extend the existing residence required a total reworking of the ground floor taking advantage of the double width site - creating a spacious living & dining with fireplace and a large eat-in kitchen adjacent to a new internal courtyard. With additional bathrooms and a reworking of the first bedrooms the home has become a versatile and light-filled home.